School of Materials Preparation and Characterization Recharge Center

Overview of Services

Specimen Preparation

A variety of equipment and consumables are available to prepare specimens for testing and characterization in the School of Materials Engineering labs. Access to the specimen preparation equipment in the Key Fee Labs requires a monthly user fee to cover costs of consumables used to cut, mount, and polish metal, polymer, ceramic, and composite specimens.

 

Characterization

The School of Materials Engineering has a variety of facilities that can assist in characterization of material microstructure (grain size and orientation, phase, elemental composition, precipitate structure), surface area and porosity, mechanical properties, absorbed gasses, etc.

Equipment and training are available to all Materials Engineering students. Reasonable accommodations will be made for out-of-department users with a legitimate need to use School of Materials Engineering facilities; however, department labs are not a 'user facility' and should not be regarded as such.

Leadership

Jameson Root, Lab Manager
jmroot@purdue.edu
765-496-2736

 

Shannon Heidrich, Safety and Mechanical Testing Technician
sheidric@purdue.edu
765-494-9718

 

Tim VanMeter, Lab Technician
tcvanmet@purdue.edu
765 496-3480

 

Dr. John Blendell (AFM P.O.C.)
blendell@purdue.edu

 

Hours      Location

Graduate Trained User Hours: 24/7
Instrument Training and Undergraduate Trained User Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm 

     Armstrong Hall
     701 W. Stadium Avenue
     West Lafayette, IN  47907

Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"

**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the center manager for further information.

Links and Resources

  1. Electron Microscopy
  2. Phenom Desktop SEM

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Jameson Root
Research Staff/Lab Manager
 
765-496-2736
 
jmroot@purdue.edu
 
ARMS 2207
 

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